South Twin Peak
3640m (11943ft.)

Located in the upper Athabasca River Valley, the northeastern portion of the Columbia Icefield. Winston Churchill Range, Jasper Park, Alberta Major headwater Athabasca River.
Latitude 52; 12; 15 Longitude 117; 26; 00, Topo map 83C/03


Named by J. Norman Collie and Hugh M. Stutfield in 1898. "The Twins" is are a pair of high mountain adjacent to the Columbia Icefield., the northern one is known as North Twin Peak and the southern as "South Twin Peak." Official name.

First ascended in 1924 by F.V. Field, W.O. Field, L. Harris, guided by Edward Feuz jr., J. Biner. Journal reference App 16-147.

Photo: Looking north to South Twin Peak from Snow Dome (courtesy Geoff Lampard)
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Photo: South and North Twins (courtesy Tony Daffern)

"When approached from the Columbia Icefield, The Twins present gentle snow and ice climbs. North Twin is, in fact, a popular ski ascent. To the north however, the North Twin drops vertically for over 1500 metres towards the Athabasca River. This face is world renowned amongst climbers." -Courtesy Chic Scott

James Outram wrote of these peaks, "Toward the north, above a sharp depression and beyond a magnificent cirque of rock and glacier that separates them from Mount Columbia, were the Twins, the loftier pure white and its brother darkly impressive."

See: North Twin Peak.

See: Twins Tower.

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